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Jan 16, 2013 3:00pm PST
-poverty program would be jobs with a living age connected to quality education and decent housing. but it starts with poor and working poor people. think for example a wonderful piece in rolling stone, $34 billion for the top 18 banks in the last four years. $34 billion for the top 18 banks. we can take a slice of that and have tremendous impact in terms of alleviating poverty. not just give outs. we're talking about jobs with a living wage. building the roads, structure and so forth. >> jennifer: clearly if you build infrastructure and roads you have got jobs associated with it, in addition to making sure that people have access to those jobs. you have the opportunity to train people on how to have a long-term decent-paying job. >> that's right. >> jennifer: you have been critical of the president for his stand on a number of issues including what you have said is his silence on poverty. do you think he'll give it more attention in his second term. >> oh we're going to continue to put pressure on him. >> jennifer: no doubt. >> we're going to put the strong -- not just on th
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Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
with him about education reform. where i seem to take issue more is on particularly these negotiations where there is always this assumption that if you just held the line and were own manly, that republicans would somehow fade and cave immediately. but their elections have consequences too. they do control the house of representatives. they have enough seats to block legislation in the senate and their incentives are very different particularly in the house, and standing up to obama for them is great politics. it just creates a very difficult situation, and sometimes people like us who are comfortable and don't have to worry about getting our unemployment benefits extended it's easy for us to say he should be strong and tough, and let's call their buff and see what happens if we default on our obligations, but, you know, if the president is elected to be the president, he is supposed to look out for the economy, and even an economic catastrophe for which republicans were blamed would still be an economic catastrophe. and i think sometimes people forget there
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Jan 17, 2013 7:00pm PST
and invest in infrastructure, education, healthcare rather than investing in cold war-era weapons systems that are now obsolete. >> jennifer: i hope they listen to you. barbara lee joining us. thank you for joining us. up next, leon panetta calls suicide in this country an epidemic, and the numbers bear them out. but in the gun safety debate numbers don't change things, people do. kim's husband jim was a casualty of that crisis. she's joining us next with her story. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] welcome back inside "the war room." suds in the military are at an all-time high. last year 349 service members took their own lives. that was more killed in the actual afghanistan and iraq wars. there was a 14% jump from those who committed suicide in 2011. for secretary leon panetta this epidemic is personal. >> my wife who is a nurse worked on mental healthcare issues
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